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New kerosene heater will not ignite

Fan comes on will not ignite

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    I have same problem.Heater wont ignite.

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My Dads heater is doing the same thing i took it apart and found the fan has a device in it that builds pressure and forces it into the tank pushing it ut to the nozzle that sprays the fuel, The fitting that hooks to the fan part was broke in shipping. but am now having trouble finding part.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Buffalo12980
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SOURCE: reddy heat/scheu kerosene space heater no ignition

Typical kero heater uses either a spark ignition or a hot surface. The hot surface igniter is very fragile. A small bump may break the elements. Flame is detected by a photocell, signal is sent to the lockout relay board. Change the igniter costs about 50 bucks.
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Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Kerosene Reddy Heater, fan comes on, but it won't ignite

Your description does not leave much to go on, because you don’t state the model heater that you have. You see, there are 2 different technologies that come into play on portable kerosene heaters. First there is the older version spark plug type heater, and, second there is the newer computerized type with Hot Surface Ignitor (HSI) technology.

Since you state "There is no electricity getting to the plug", the KEYWORD here is PLUG. I am going to assume that you have a spark plug type heater. NOTICE: if your heater has HSI technology- disregard this post because it will not apply.

Causes for "no electricity to the plug":

  1. no electricity to the unit
  2. a defective Safety Control (reset)
  3. a defective photocell
  4. a defective Ignition Control (transformer)
  5. loss of ground to the Ignition Control

I am including a link to some troubleshooting tips for spark plug type heaters. These heaters are relatively simple, but, be careful. Stay away from the fan and take precautions from the obvious shock hazards. Troubleshoot each of the above until you find the problem.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: my 110,000 kerosene heater will not lite igniter

Pardon all of the gobbldy gook that follows but this should put you in touch with a local heater repairman. http://rd.business.com/index.asp?bdcz=go.dex.bf.e&bdclooka=akaa&bdclook=true&bdcr=2&bdcu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2Faclk%3Fsa%3DL%26ai%3DCApLarKvPSo2BM4m2tQOvu%5F2pCY2M4G7fyfL5C9fLzdIxEAIgmE4oDFCPh9nQ%2Df%5F%5F%5F%5F8BYMnmwIzYpOARyAEBqgQfT9AMrxZLcHDjKnbI%5Fem1UGmTep5nDsZlopr4xY9IkQ%26num%3D2%26sig%3DAGiWqtzydku0M5xKJYt6p4aH6TBZvwnKtg%26q%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fc26%2Erd43%2Ecom%2Fadserver%2Fkclick%2F43755%253Fphrase%253Dheating%252Brepair%252Botisville%252Bmi%2526csdest%253D2%252Bu26%252Bl341%252Bc76%252Bts%252Bmcgoog&bdcf=&bdcs=2F2870E0-1D71-40C3-8572-DA7DF3A9D8BD20091095228958_bravo&bdcc=azaf&bdch=BDC200&bdct=20091009143129&partner=dex&pos=1

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Desa Reddy 110BT H.S.I Series, igniter goes out

flame sensor clean with steel wool usually right next to hsi should fix.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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SOURCE: when filled with kerosene then plugged in, the

REDDY HEATER 40 KEROSENE FIRES UP FOR A FEW SECONDS AND QUITS WITH A WHITE CLOUD OF SMOKE COMING OUT THE END
MY REDDY HEATER 35 KEROSENE RAN OUT OF FUEL AND WILL NOT RUN AT ALL WHEN PLUGGED IN

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I have reddy pro 170 i plug it in , the fan & igniter comes on for 10 to 15 seconds then shuts off ,blew through fuel line and nozzle still same result, i do see fuel mist coming out nozzle ,i dont k


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Kerosene Reddy Heater, fan comes on, but it won't ignite, it just blows kerosene out the front. There is no electricity getting to the plug. Please reply soon, I need it tomorrow!! Thanks


Your description does not leave much to go on, because you don’t state the model heater that you have. You see, there are 2 different technologies that come into play on portable kerosene heaters. First there is the older version spark plug type heater, and, second there is the newer computerized type with Hot Surface Ignitor (HSI) technology.

Since you state "There is no electricity getting to the plug", the KEYWORD here is PLUG. I am going to assume that you have a spark plug type heater. NOTICE: if your heater has HSI technology- disregard this post because it will not apply.

Causes for "no electricity to the plug":

  1. no electricity to the unit
  2. a defective Safety Control (reset)
  3. a defective photocell
  4. a defective Ignition Control (transformer)
  5. loss of ground to the Ignition Control

I am including a link to some troubleshooting tips for spark plug type heaters. These heaters are relatively simple, but, be careful. Stay away from the fan and take precautions from the obvious shock hazards. Troubleshoot each of the above until you find the problem.

Good luck!

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